The iconic and beloved pop-culture series Jem and the Holograms, which originally aired in the late 1980s, will join The Hub’s schedule weekdays beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 31 (with encore performances throughout each day) and at 10 a.m. ET on Saturdays.
Additionally, half-hour animated series Conan: The Adventurer will make its way on to the Hub’s summer schedule. Conan: The Adventurer will be presented at 7 a.m. ET weekdays, beginning Tuesday, May 31, with encore presentations at 6 a.m. ET on Sundays.
A special sneak peek of the first six episodes of Jem and the Holograms will be presented from 2 to 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 28.
The Hub Television network, a destination for kids and their families, has acquired two popular animated hit series that build on the network’s strategy of providing programming that kids and families can enjoy together.
Jem and the Holograms ran from 1985-88 in first-run syndication, and it still boasts a loyal and vocal fan base. It is frequently credited with influencing fashion in the late 1980s and beyond, and launching the careers of female pop-rock stars and music groups.
The series follows Jerrica Benton, whose discovery of Synergy, a powerful computer companion, allows her to transform from co-owner of Starlight Music into rock star Jem. Teaming with her sister and best friends who form The Holograms, Jem sets out to make their musical dreams come true, even as she battles against the ruthless Eric Raymond and his musical protégés, The Misfits. The series was a joint collaboration of Hasbro Inc., Marvel Productions and Sunbow Productions, and was acquired from the Hasbro Studios library.
The Conan series follows the mighty warrior’s quest to undo the spell cast upon his family by driving his enemies back into another dimension, and vanquishing their leader, cruel wizard Wrath-Amon. The series originally ran from 1992–94, and was produced by Jetlag Productions and Sunbow Productions. It was acquired from the Hasbro Studios library.